Question about Enada NADH

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Sindy-Uk, Aug 25, 2002.

  1. Sindy-Uk

    Sindy-Uk New Member

    Hi, I started taking Enada 5mg tablets about 3 weeks ago. I was taking only one tablet for the first 2 weeks. Then I went to see my cfs specialist who advised that I should take 4 tablets every day to get the most benefit. For the last 1 week I have been taking 2 tablets. I always used to have cold hands and feet, but now they always feel so warm. I dont feel any benefit yet with the fatigue.
    I dont really know whether I should increase the dose. For one thing they are so expensive, secondly I dont really know whether taking four tablets is safe and if it will really have some benefits. I would like to know from anyone else who has been taking 4 tablets and what their experience was.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Satin
  2. Sindy-Uk

    Sindy-Uk New Member

    Hi, I started taking Enada 5mg tablets about 3 weeks ago. I was taking only one tablet for the first 2 weeks. Then I went to see my cfs specialist who advised that I should take 4 tablets every day to get the most benefit. For the last 1 week I have been taking 2 tablets. I always used to have cold hands and feet, but now they always feel so warm. I dont feel any benefit yet with the fatigue.
    I dont really know whether I should increase the dose. For one thing they are so expensive, secondly I dont really know whether taking four tablets is safe and if it will really have some benefits. I would like to know from anyone else who has been taking 4 tablets and what their experience was.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Satin
  3. AnnetteP

    AnnetteP New Member

    I read somewhere that 10mgs. was a good amount and that was what I was taking, as per my dr.'s instructions. I wish I could remember where I read the information, because I want to say there was a maxiumum dose warning. You might want to do a search on Enada, both on the web, and on the homepage of this site.

    If you are't getting help with fatigue, there may be some other problems that need addressing. I say this because for a long time Enada worked well for me. Then, my dr. lowered my thyroid medicine and NOTHING could get me moving. When I saw her again with my follow-up blood work, and told her of my futile efforts with Enada, she said my thyroid was so low and Enada just wasn't powerful enough to compenesate for too low a thyroid dose.

    I haven't tried Enada again, since my thyroid strength was increased, but when I do, if I don't feel the energy again, I will try prohealth's supplement with ATP.

    Hope this helps,
    Annette
  4. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    I am reading the directions on the box, it says; 'Take 1 to 2 MicoTabs each morning on an empty stomach with an 8 ounce glass of water 1/2 hour before a meal'.

    Are you drinking the 8oz. of water with the tabs? I know if you are taking herbs in capsule or table form you have got to drink a large amount of water, or you lose the effect.

    Just though I would mention this, as I have been guilty in the past of not drinking the recommended amount of water!

    Also, I would stay with the two tabs, and give them time to see if they work for you. Four seems an awful lot of NADH to be taking. Not to mention the price of them!

    For some strange reason, I took them awhile back, one a day and they gave me so much energy that I was doing too much and caused my own self to have back ache! I was only taking one a day.

    Some people here have taken them, and after awhile could cut them back to three a week they were so effective.

    I hope they kick in for you, and you get the dosage right.

    Shalom, Shirl



  5. Sindy-Uk

    Sindy-Uk New Member

    I will do the reserch on Enada. Yes , my bloodwork does say that I am very low in iron, magnesium, selenium. I am also low on DHEA. I have started taking all these supplements except DHEA which has not arrived yet. So you are right, if I am so low in iron and magnesium, the Enada it self is not going to make difference.
    I had taken Enada about 4 years ago, for about 2 months and it had not made any difference then. I just thought I would try again since I am feeling so tired all the time.
    Thankyou for your comments.

    Satin
  6. AnnetteP

    AnnetteP New Member

    Dr. Teitelbaum has suggestions on taking enada, which are in the library here. Your mention of iron made me want to comment on this. He says not to take iron within a certain time frame of taking Enada (I wanna say 3 hours). When I was taking iron on its own, and not in the multi-vitamin I'm now taking, I made sure to have it at night; it didn't interfere with Enada, and many people claim minerals are better absorbed in the evening.

    Annette
  7. Sindy-Uk

    Sindy-Uk New Member

    You came in while I was answering Anette's reply. You know what! you may be right about the water. When I wake up about 7, I just take them with a few sips of water and then go back to sleep. I then have my cup of tea about 8. When I took them about 4 years ago, I used to have my cup of tea almost straight after. May be that is why they did not work then. I am going to measure the water tonight, and leave it by my bedside.

    Tahnks again

    Satin
  8. Suze

    Suze New Member

    Satin, I don't think you mentioned the size of the tablets you're taking. If they're 2.5 mg., then four would equal the 10 mg. dose Annette told you about. If they're 5.0 mg, you've doubled it.

    I take NADH, and find the difference in energy is subtle but significant.

    Suze
  9. Sindy-Uk

    Sindy-Uk New Member

    The tablets are 5mg each and my doctor was telling me to take 20mg in total.
    Annette, although I want to take iron at night, I dont want it to interfere with the magnesium which I am taking at night in ZMA to help me sleep. I also have to keep iron away from my tea drinking time, which hinders absorption. At the moment tea seems to be the only thing that gives me bit of temporary energy. I am taking iron at leat 3 hours after enada though.

    Satin
  10. Suze

    Suze New Member

    That's a lotta NADH! I assume your doctor knows the size of the tablets you bought?

    Re tea, have you tried mate (with an accent over the E, pronounced matay)? It's very popular in Argentina and other South American countries. According to Celestial Seasonings, mate "contains caffeine that invigorates and provides mental clarity, but without the usual coffee jitters." It's also high in antioxidants.

    Suze
  11. metoo110

    metoo110 New Member

    so happy to have some info to share. this info is from the magazine that pro health sends you, when you buy vitiams from them.

    it says: according to dr. birkmayer, "what we learned since the georgetown study was that 10 mg is obviously too low a dosage, in spite of the fact that one third of the cfs patients in the study improved after one month, and 84% improved after six months. however, i am convinced if cfs patients start with four tablets (20 mg nadh) per day, they will experience a positive effect sooner."

    it goes on to say that nadh should be taken on an empty stomach with water. and that body weight and height could have an influence on the distribution of nadh and the daily dosage. " the bottom line is that people have to find out what their optimum dosage is. it could be two tablets a day, four,six, or even ten."

    i myself tried the nadh, ordered it once from here. i didn't get the energy i was looking for but did notice some mental clarity. i do plan on buying some more. when i read the above about up to ten a day, i thought man that would be lots of mula.

    hope this has been helpfull
    donna

    also stated that healthy individuals between the ages of 40-60 take two 5mg tablets 30 minutes before breakfast. (whatever healthy means) that's the info.


    [This Message was Edited on 08/25/2002]
  12. Sindy-Uk

    Sindy-Uk New Member

    Suze- I will try the Mate tea. I am in so much need for energy and mental clarity. My short term memory is absolutely horrendous.
    Donna- thank you for that info on enada. I will try to increase the intake to 3 tabs next week, although I dont know how I am going to afford it. I am spending a fortune on supplements at the moment, I just hope something will work soon.

    Love

    Satin
  13. tjblueeyes

    tjblueeyes New Member

    I started out using 2.5 mg tablets and noticed a difference so I thought taking 5 mg. tablets would be even better, but I didn't notice any difference so went back to One 2.5 tablet daily. I mostly could tell when I wasn't taking any and I didn't have as much energy.TJ